Commie Lunatic Update: NYC Mayor De Blasio Wants To Close Public Schools For Muslim Holidays

Loony-Left NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Wants To Close Public Schools For Muslim Holidays – Liberty Unyielding

How many Muslims does it take to close New York City Public Schools? The answer is 69,985 – roughly 21/2500 of the total population of the Big Apple – going by the most recent demographic breakdown (2000 Census).

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The scant size of the Muslim community hasn’t deterred the city’s new absurdly liberal mayor, Bill de Blasio, from pushing to close city schools for two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year. The Daily News reports (h/t Weasel Zippers) that hizzoner appeared on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” on Monday, where he announced his plan to publicly observe the Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, as well as the Islamic New Year, with school closures. Said the mayor:

It is complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget. But it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame.

Reactions were not solicited from the 99% of students who aren’t Muslim, though it is doubtful many of them will complain about extra days off from school. Their parents – especially those in families where both work and need to make special arrangement for school closures – are likely a different story.

Ditto for de Blasio’s predecessor, the extreme (but not nearly as extreme in hindsight) Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who opposed the change, saying kids should not miss more school.

Defenders of the move will point to the longstanding tradition of New York Public Schools closing for the Jewish “high holidays” of New Year and Yom Kippur, but Jews, who number around 1.1 million, make up 13% of the city’s population.

In the meantime, the city’s Hindu population, though not as “heavily” represented as Muslims, feels slighted that de Blasio hasn’t yet taken a firm position on whether schools should close for Diwali, the festival of lights. Dr. Shashi Shah of the Association of Indians in America is quoted as saying:

We are disappointed. We’ve been trying for a long time… It’s very important for the community.

Observers of Festivus have not weighed in.

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New York City Becoming More Retarded Every Day

NYC Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio To Quickly Abolish “Inhumane” Horse-Drawn Carriages – Weasel Zippers

It begins.

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Via NYDN:

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vowed to act quickly to abolish horse-drawn carriages in the city.

“We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick Monday.

“It’s over,” he said.

De Blasio said he would work with existing drivers to set them up with alternative vehicles to ferry tourists around Central Park.

De Blasio and advocacy groups who support him say it’s inhumane to make the horses work the dangerous city streets, but drivers insist their horses are well cared for and there’s no reason to end the industry.

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Boy, Stacy McCain really wants to be called a Homophobe

Stacy, who will be IMPOSSIBLE to live with if Alabama whips Notre Dame next month, links a story about a Lesbian, who was married to a man that might be the next mayor of New Yawk, and risks the dreaded Homophobe label!

Hunter Walker of the New York Observer highlights the lesbian past of Chirlane McCray who, for the past 20 years, has been the wife of Bill de Blasio, a likely candidate for mayor of New York City. Such stories are a lot less rare than the “gay gene” theorists would have you believe, but because the born-that-way mantra is essential to the argument that homosexuals should be treated as a special category for civil-rights purposes, these stories don’t usually get much attention.

Accusations of “homophobia” in 3, 2, 1 . . .

Me? I really could not care much less if they are born, or choose to play for the other team, that is not of concern to me, but it does remind me of a joke that might get me labelled a Homophobe.

Why don’t Lesbians wear makeup when they diet? Because you cannot eat Jenny Craig with Mary Kay on your face. Which reminds me that I should post about why service industry people HATE the women of Mary Kay. But, I will save that story for another time. Right now, I am waiting to see if I am called a Homophobe first, or accused of telling bad jokes. And, as an exit question, if people are born Homophobic, do they deserve civil rights protection? HMMMM